Fedorov A Blue Jacket

Its Official! Sergei Fedorov is now a Blue Jacket.After all the rumors of the Blue Jackets looking for a scoring centre, they made the trade for Federov.

Anaheim receives: Tyler Wright, Francois Beauchemin

Columbus receives: Sergei Fedorov, 5th round draft pick in the 2006 entry draft.

Good trade for Columbus, should be fun watching Sergei and Nash light it up.

45 Responses to Fedorov A Blue Jacket

  1. wingerxxx says:

    Good for Columbus. This was a bold move for them and shows that they are serious about winning now. And it addressed a real need that they have, which is a legit number one centerman. Weight is available I’m sure, but Fedorov is the better all-around player. The Jackets will have a very mean power play when everyone is healthy again. They could throw out Nash, Fedorov, Zherdev (or Vyborny), Foote, and Berard quarterbacking. It also means that IF St. Louis can deal Weight, they aren’t going to get a whole lot in return. Not a high draft pick, which I’m sure they would love. Anaheim did get a couple of servicable players though.

  2. CBA says:

    Good trade, the Jackets sure need the scoring with Nash out.

  3. Lint07 says:

    Pure dumping move by the Ducks. I guess GM Brian Burke still had ”One Fedorov too many” in Anaheim…

    As for Columbus, I know a certain mr. Nash that must be excited to now have a proven #1 center to play along.

    GM Doug Maclean told Adam Foote he was commited to improve the team this year before he signed him to a contract, you can say he is a man of his word.

    Total steal for Columbus, they even got a pick along with him!

  4. wingerxxx says:

    It’ll also be interesting to see how Fedorov plays with Zherdev, and if they can mesh. Their combined skill level is unbelievable.

  5. Hockey_Fan_99 says:

    I know its for cap purposwes but you think they coulda gotten more then a bag of pucks

  6. Freeze says:

    Why didn’t I hear any trade rumors about this?

  7. Bishop7979 says:

    I think its funny that not to long ago there were federov trade rumors foating around, and Burke went to Federov and said that although no player is untouchable that he wasnt shopping federov, then a few days after he comes back from injury he’s headed to Columbus.

  8. dcz28 says:

    What a bad move for the Ducks and a good one for Colombus…i know Burke hates any Federov and Sergei makes quite a bit of money and is getting older (35) but to give him up for an average grinder and a depth dman to me seems like a bonehead move by burke since when healthy(and wants to play) Federov can be a dominating forward and his over point per game career average is proof of that…looks like Federov is going to see a lot more of the Wings this year

  9. Lint07 says:

    hard to say, but I can say I heard them…

    There was the ”Jackets looking for a #1 center” rumor, then the ”Jackets interested in Allison” rumor and then ”The Ducks might trade Fedorov to Columbus”.

    Brian Burke even showed a newspaper article about the rumor to Fedorov this week, telling him he had no intention of trading him.

    I guess he can’t say he received an offer he couldn’t refuse to explain why he suddenly ”changed his mind”…

  10. Lint07 says:

    exactly what I said in a reply a couple posts up.

    Burke can’t say he received an offer he couldn’t refuse to explain why he ”changed his mind” so quick… that was pure bullcrap from him when he told Fedorov he wasn’t going to trade him.

    Burke never liked the Fedorov’s to begin with so this doesen’t come as a surprise at all.

  11. mojo19 says:

    Well I think you’re right that Fedorov is a better all around player (2 selke’s). However, Weight might fetch more in return if he goes near the deadline and a small bidding war starts up for him between two teams, and one ends up trading something like a 2nd rounder and decent player.

  12. mojo19 says:

    agreed. And about that hockey pool, do owners of Brett Hull get some kind of compensation? Because right now I’m like in 160th or something.

  13. wingerxxx says:

    That is true…considering his salary, St. Louis would be better off keeping him til the deadline. I wouldn’t trade much for him though.

  14. mojo19 says:

    Well, there were no rumors of Fed’s to CBJ that I know of, but there were rumors of Federov moving a while ago, and lots of Columbus wanting a centreman rumors… so…

  15. CechmanekForVezina says:

    Damn this came out of nowhere.

  16. bammer91 says:

    what is wrong with anahiem. fire burke. Yeah I know they freed cap room but u traded your STAR player(yeah selanne could be there star). You could of at least…..at least got a 2nd liner or a 3rd defenceman for federov. Come on wright and Beauchemin for fedorov????? 5th round pick wont do anything……U could have gotten problably a marco sturm or a jason allision or a martin havlat for fedorov and even better players…. burke is on something just because u hatted his younger brother(fedor fedorov) dosent mean u hate sergei who is a star.

  17. Lint07 says:

    Unfortunately not. You are not the first to ask me that but as it was written in the rules, you live and die with your picks.

    I might try to do something sometime into the season as for trades. If so, it’ll be posted on the HTR main page. The thing is that it really is time consuming so I’ll see what I can do.

  18. Flyer_Dman says:

    Federov is a tough sell. He didn’t play much over the lockout and didn’t have a good year two years ago. Then he comes into this year and starts off with injury problems.

    Sure, he might have potential because of the new NHL, but considering all of the above reasons plus a 6 million dollar cap hit, he does not have the value you think he has. His name is worth more than his play/salary.

  19. Kamakaze says:

    Well, I always liked Ty Wright, but man, they now have Federov, Marchant and Hrdina down the middle. That is an impressive group of two-way forwards, not even mentioning Malholtra. Not to mention Nash, Vyborny and Zherdev. With roll players like Rupp, Letowski and Chemira, they have a good group of forwards.

    Federov really fits in with this kind of group, and instantly makes them that much deeper. I think adding some scoring wingers would help, but I also know they are trying to develop some guys, so that’s good too. I think maybe one other forward and a defenseman will really round out this team. On paper, they can stack up with your average teams, so the only thing left for them is to go out there and play a hard game. They have the goalies, they added quality defensemen, and now they have a very strong top center and a good group of young players and support.

    As for Anaheim… well, I don’t get it. They let loose Rucchin, their best all around player (I think), and a good, tough young forward in Mike Leclerc. If they kept the two, while adding Selanne, Neids, and perhaps another defensive defenseman, they would have had a quality team on the ice. I don’t get it. I assume it is because of salary cap, but I mean, Burke just literally came in and GUTTED the team in a very drastic way, and basically got rid of 3 very important players.

    I don’t know what he plans on doing, I assume it’s going to be through drafting, but I don’t get it yet. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

  20. PTack says:

    Fedorov was never good with ducks, i think playing with guys like Nash or Zherdev will be a nice change for sergei.

  21. Bishop7979 says:

    I’m not shocked he was moved, just that they got so little in return.

  22. LeafyMcLeaf says:

    Poor jackets…

  23. Adam_0486 says:

    There are days like this where a good player goes to a new team and in return the new team gives up nothing, and then i wonder why didnt my team pull this move off. So im asking anyone out there who knows the leaf situation why doesnt this team pull a move like this knowing that they will have alot of cap room next year but not a lot of options on free agents. I dont know anymore. Well dont want to make this about toronto… good trade for columbus Nash, Fedorov, Marchant will be deadly.

  24. Resmo112 says:

    cap space a simple matter of cap space.,

  25. Motherpucker says:


    Does this mark the return of “Weekly BJ’s?”

  26. Habfanforever says:

    because no one mentionned the Leafs

  27. lukeleim says:

    apparently according to tsn, columbus blue jackets were also in talks with the toronto maple leafs over jason allison. does this mean jason allison is on the block then… maybe not just a rumor afterall.

  28. dcz28 says:

    No way Ottawa would trade Havlat for Federov because of the age and salary difference between the two but if not for his big salary with a couple of years left on it i think… Federov would have made a perfect fit for Ottawa up the middle with Havlat and Scheiffer on the wings plus he is a proven playoff performer with a point per game average in the playoffs and all it would have took to trade for him would have been lets say Varada and maybe Lance Ward or something…too bad its not the last year on the contract of Federov’

  29. tacitus says:

    Only once in the last 8 years has federov scored more then 70 pts or 35 goals and the year he did was the last season with the wings which was playing for UFA money. I am a Wings fan and always stuck up for Sergei saying he is the complete package when he wasnt dominating with the wings. Then when he left for Anaheim i told people hes gonna put up amazing numbers being the man there and increased icetime. Im done defending this player who doesnt produce anymore. For the 6.5 mil hes getting and Anaheim having a crappy team i think its a good move for them cuz atleast they can sign a true superstar in the next off season. He only has 1 assist in 5 games. Although expect to see Sergei play his best games vs his old team the wings other then that hes gonna float around like his brother. He will be much like Zherdev, except Zherdev has potential to become great and Sergei been there done it and can live off previous achievements for the remainder of his career. In non salary cap NHL i wouldnt have given up Maltby for him

  30. NemiNA says:

    I love just signing online and seeing a trade that NOBODY saw comming. That trade made my day!

  31. Starkey77 says:

    I was really happy to hear the news that Fedorov was dealt to the Jackets. I have him in my Hockey pool and really think this move will turn his year around and he’ll put up big numbers. Once Nash gets back watch out!

  32. 19AVSFANFoLIFE19 says:

    no u go on!

  33. hockeyhead says:

    total salary dump as lint said.

    beauchemin was waived by montreal (5-6) dman

    tyler (born in 73) was dropped by pit. 3rd 4th line.

  34. JeffBurnz09 says:

    Great move for Columbus. When Nash comes back, he’ll have someone like Federov to play with. I know his production dropped since he left Detroit, but he’s still Federov. He’s expensive, but worth it.

    As for Anahiem, the only positive here is that they free up some cap space. I wouldn’t be suprised to see them make a move with the space they have available now, but really, what do they have to offer to anyone they’d like to trade with? Your not going to get a big name player for nothing, and nothing is about all Anahiem has to offer right now. Still, with the salary cap and salary dumping trades, stranger things have happened.

    Seemed to be one of those Brian Burke trades, made just to show he’s a hard ass. I haven’t seen any interviews with him since he went to Anahiem, but I can imagine him b*tching about Federov making too much money and not doing enough to deserve it. But really, he traded a great, top NHL player for basically nothing, so we’ll see how this works out.

  35. JeffBurnz09 says:

    I heard he was on the block. They’re not “shopping him”, but they’ve made it known they’ll consider offers for him. They’re willing to move him for the right deal.

  36. JeffBurnz09 says:

    I’d love to see Federov in Ottawa, but like you said, the price is too high. They don’t need anymore scoring, and Havlat can do basically what Federov does for much less money. If it was the last year of his contract, he’d make a good playoff pick up, but 6 million for a scorer you don’t need doesn’t make sense.

  37. 24_cups_and_counting says:

    I wouldn’t expect anything more than a 3rd round pick for Jason “Speedy” Allison.

  38. CrazyCanuck_8 says:

    According the TSN.ca Todd Marchant is on the block since the Blue Jackets acquired Sergei Federov. My take is that nobody will want Marchant because of his huge 3 year contract..2.5 mil, 2.5 mil and 2.66 mil. Just not worth it…Who do you think will pick him up? I think it was a good trade by both teams. Anaheim had to get rid of him for salary reasons and Columbus need a star centerman to play with Nash.

  39. Aetherial says:

    Marchant was waived.

    There is no market for him at his salary.

    … which is th same reason the Leafs will be unable to unload Allison.

    Fedorov eats up a lot of salary for a couple more years still. GM’s are going to have to get used to the idea that that may not be a very good idea.

    I say good on Anaheim for getting him out of there.

  40. mojo19 says:

    k cool, thanks.

  41. mojo19 says:

    that’s stupid, i’d expect more than a third rounder, even if you don’t like the way he plays, you can’t say he hasn’t been producing this year.

  42. mojo19 says:

    It wasn’t out of nowhere, there were lots of rumblings of Fedorov going, and Colombus has been recently linked to lots of big name centres.


  43. Freeze says:

    I guess there were some hints.

    What an incredibly bad trade for Anaheim. 2 pieces of crap for a 3 time Cup winner, Selke winner, NHL MVP….. Unbelievable!! Nash and Fedorov will rock the house.

  44. LeafyMcLeaf says:

    I find Fedorov pretty over rated, and he seems like a real *****.

    By the way, I know the answer for you guys is obvious by your names, but answer truthfully.

    Who’s better? Sakic or Forsberg?

    I’d say Sakic all the way…

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